Dark Chocolates Found as Emotional Stress Reliever
A recent study shows that eating about an ounce and a half of dark chocolates daily for two weeks can help reduce levels of stress hormones and partially corrected stress-related biochemical imbalances in the bodies of people who are felling highly stressed.
Sunil Kochhar and colleagues published online the results of their clinical trial in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research. The results indicate that antioxidants and other beneficial substances in dark chocolates may help ease emotional stress, reduce probability of heart disease and other physical conditions.
The clinical test was conducted among thirty volunteers (11 males and 19 females), aged 18-35 with body max index (BMI) 18-25 kgm. They were told not to consume any chocolates or chocolate containing products for eight days. On the days after they were eating chocolates, fasting blood plasma and morning spot urine samples were collected from the volunteers. Lab procedures then are conducted to check stress effects.
The study said that the prescribed consumption of 1.4 ounces daily for two weeks of dark chocolate is sufficient to modify the metabolism of healthy human beings.